Homemade Applesauce is perfect for smearing on your toast or adding to oatmeal. Oatmeal tastes great with this applesauce! Delicious, sugar-free, full of spices, easy apple recipe.
The output for this recipe is about 3 jars. You can leave them in the fridge for about 1,5 week. Or if you properly sterilize the jars and lids, it will stay good for a month. But it is so tasty that you can better make another batch. We actually prefer to open the fridge at night and eat this apple sauce right from the jar… when no one sees. Haha!
It is great for adding to baking. Add it to homemade bread, muffins, waffles, cakes and pancakes or cookies!
Your house will smell so good when you make it! Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom and apples – this is the best feel and smell of cold autumn or early winter, isn’t it?
Apples contain high amount of pectin, which allows the sauce to thicken and use no sugar and less cooking time.
Best apples for homemade applesauce
Best apples for this apple sauce are sweet and soft, that will cook fast. These are, for example, Braeburn, Crispin, Fuji, McIntosh or Cortland.
Can you freeze applesauce
Yes, you can! Before freezing, cool the applesauce, add it into special container, leaving an inch on head space. However, spices will loose all the flavor in the freezer, so better leave. You can add the spices, when you defrost it. Apple sauce can be stored in a freezer for a year!
Apple sauce – Easy apple recipes
- 1790 g apples, cleaned and peeled /63 oz
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1/3 nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp cardamom
- 6 cloves
- 1 cup water
- Put all the ingredients in the saucepan.
- Cook on the low heat for about 30 minutes, stirring, until all apples are soft.
- Let it cool a little, then remove cinnamon stick.
- Blend until smooth, fill the jars and leave in fridge until needed.